Wendy Bevan is a London based musician, visual artist and photographer. Her work spans an array of media including musical performance, film, visual imagery and immersive, experiential artworks. She strives to maintain a multidisciplinary approach to her work, and believes in creating a universal language and balance in the crossover of these disciplines.
Bevan has exhibited and performed as a solo musician/artist, throughout the UK and Europe. She has appeared at music and live arts festivals such as SPILL Festival of Performance, Latitude, and Secret Garden Party. Bevan has also performed at venues such as the ICA, and London's Hackney Empire as a solo artist, and in recent years with her band Temper Temper. She has also worked extensively as a performer, with theatre companies such a Punchdrunk; in their London shows, and their cult New York hit, Sleep No More. Bevan has also made an appearance in a handful of feature films.
Bevan is a singer and violinist and has collaborated and worked with music producers including Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Paul Simm (Neneh Cherry/Amy Winehouse) and Howie B (Bjork/Tricky). Her solo music project Saints Don't Sleep, developed with producer Richard Frenneaux (Red Light Company/Laura Welsh) launched in 2015.
For the last decade, Bevan has also regularly contributed as a photographer to leading, international fashion publications including i-D, POP magazine and Vogue Italia. Her signature Polaroid photographic work explores the identity of women, the iconic female image, and the characterisation of the femme fatale; often using fashion as costume. She has taken portraits of female icons such Debbie Harry, and Tilda Swinton.
Her most recent solo art show Slow Light opened in 2014 at London's COB gallery. The show was an exploration of the self portrait, captured through polaroid film, triple exposures, light and music. The exhibit included photographic prints, projections, and a music installation created with violin sounds. Her new project Saints Don't Sleep will exhibited at the IMPOSSIBLE SPACE in Paris in 2015.